In order to change I need to be teachable. What does that entail as far as an attitude adjustment in myself?
In order to learn one must be teachable, that is to say able and willing to learn. The material must not contradict that which I know now. But how do I know that which I know is correct, or should it just be over written in this leaky organic computer brain of mine. As an ageing adult, some thing need to be unlearned, but what is the ultimate test? Try it, and if it works, it is likely right.
As an ageing adult, I have long had the habit of not listening to much of the crap that comes to my ears and eyes, as it is garbage. Such is the modern age, but now I need to become teachable in some areas again.
But what if I know as much as the instructor is now teaching, and what she is saying is actually wrong? I know a bit about food, mathematics, testing, logic. Of course, success could be just one concept away, but how do we tell?
Teachable moments come with total surrender, total failure, total loss, letting go. Absence of resistance to an idea, passion for the subject, and enthusiasm is necessary for retention. Oh well, shit happens, and what do I actually know?